ELBraille Portable Braille Device

  • $2,495.00


The ElBraille is a portable device designed for users who are blind or deaf-blind and want to stay connected at school, work, or home as well as on the go.

The twenty-first century, take anywhere replacement for the dedicated notetaker, ElBraille combines the power and flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS® and a Braille display with a full Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact computer. JAWS provides the best screen reader experience with either Eloquence speech output or the highly responsive and life-like Vocalizer Expressive Compact voices as well as full Braille output.

Type text into documents or perform JAWS and Windows® commands right from the Braille display’s keyboard using the JAWS BrailleIn® feature. Run any Windows application such as Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Outlook®. Use FSReader to read DAISY books from sources such as Bookshare.org or browse the internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Mozilla® Firefox. ElBraille also includes a set of specially designed apps for performing popular actions such as the creation of voice or text notes, listening to audio content, and more.

The ElNotes application developed by Elita Group is designed to create, store, and manage text and voice notes on the ElBraille Notetaker. ElNotes allows a user to quickly create text and voice notes using a set of special keystrokes and then export them to TXT or MP3 files respectively, if needed. These files are saved to a user-specified folder and then are available to be read and listened to using other ElBraille applications.

Specifications (ElBraille 14)

  • Runs Microsoft Windows® 10
    • Latest JAWS version with Eloquence comes preinstalled
  • Braille display: 14 refreshable Braille cells, an 8-dot Perkins-style Braille keyboard
  • Microprocessor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300, Quad-Core 1.84 GHZ CPU
  • 160 GB of internal memory, 2 GB RAM
  • 2 stereo speakers
  • Built-in Microphone
  • An additional system speaker with sound and vibration feedback
  • Wireless WLAN802.11 A/B/G/N/AC networks support (2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • Bluetooth V4.2
  • A built-in 4G LTE modem supporting 7 cell networking standards: TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA1X/EVDO, GSM/GPRS/EDGE. Download speed up to 150 Mbps, upload speed up to 50 Mbps
  • GPS 1/8" (3.5 mm) headphone jack
  • Memory card slot supporting SD, SDHC, SDXC up to 256 GB
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Mini HDMI port
  • Rechargeable 10,400 mAh battery
  • Approximately 17 to 20 hours on battery, even with wireless networking turned on
  • Powered with an AC adapter (110 to 240 V) or from battery
    • An AC adapter with replaceable plug (UK, US, EU, AU)
  • ElBraille-14 dimensions: 7.4×4.7×1.5 in (189×118×38 mm)
  • ElBraille-14 weight: 27 oz. (750 grams) with battery

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
  • Supports Microsoft Office 2016, 2013, or 2010
  • Available with JAWS for Windows screen reading software including high-quality Vocalizer Expressive voices
  • A specially designed self-voiced and self-Brailled emergency menu allows recovery of the device without system reboot or loss of data in case speech and Braille output is interrupted

Specifications (ElBraille 40)

  • Runs Microsoft Windows 10
  • Braille display: Focus 40 Blue 5th generation Braille Display docks securely to the ElBraille
  • Processor: 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y57 Processor with vPro technology Dual-core (4M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
  • 128 GB SSD hard drive
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 2 stereo speakers
  • Built-in Microphone
  • An additional system speaker with sound and vibration feedback
  • Wireless WLAN802.11 A/B/G/N/AC networks support (2.4 and 5 GHz)
  • Bluetooth V4.2
  • A built-in 4G LTE modem for cellular connectivity supporting AT&T compatible systems
  • GPS/Beidou/Glonass/Galileo/QZSS
  • 1/8″ (3.5 mm) headphone jack
  • Memory card slot supporting SD, SDHC, SDXC up to 2TB
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.0, USB-C, HDMI, and SIM card slot
  • Rechargeable 21,500 mAh battery (Approximately 15 hours on battery)
  • ElBraille 40 V dimensions: 14.6×5.2×1.5 in. (370x132x39 mm)
  • ElBraille 40 V weight: approximately 2.2 lbs. (1 kg) including Braille Display

Software

  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
  • Supports Microsoft Office 2016, 2013, or 2010
  • Includes JAWS for Windows screen reading software (authorization required)
  • ElNotes application: designed to create, store, and manage text and voice notes on the ElBraille Notetaker. These files are saved to a user-specified folder in txt or mp3 formats, respectively, and can be read and listened to using ElNotes or other Windows applications.
  • A specially designed self-voiced and self-Brailled emergency menu allows recovery of the device without system reboot or loss of data in case speech and Braille output is interrupted

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